An extended introduction to group dynamics, with Tim Thomas, RSVP by 15 September

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An extended introduction to group dynamics, with Tim Thomas, RSVP by 15 September

Time: October 7, 2015 at 6:30pm to June 22, 2016 at 8pm
Location: Institute of Group Analysis
Street: Daleham Gardens, Swiss Cottage
City/Town: London NW3 5BY
Website or Map: http://www.groupanalysis.org
Phone: 020 7431 2693
Event Type: workshops
Organized By: Bob MacKenzie
Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2015

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Event Description

What’s involved?
A group’s dynamic is especially relevant to facilitation, as well as to personal, management and organisational development. You are invited to express an interest in joining an experiential group of between five to ten people, meeting once a week over nine months, to explore aspects of group dynamics in action. This offering has been designed specially for AMED Members, Guests, Networkers and like-minded individuals. Each one-and-a-half hour session is unstructured, allowing participants to develop trust, empathy and management and leadership skills, and to improve their understanding of themselves and others. This more extended programme is prompted by a highly successful six-week pilot earlier this year, and arises from suggestions from its participants. However, membership of this 35-week version is not dependent upon prior participation in this pilot, and is open to anyone who is interested, following a conversation with Tim Thomas, a Member of the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA).


Group members contract to attend every session. This is a collaboration between the IGA and the Association for Management Education and Development (AMED).

Purpose
The aim of this series of meetings is to provide a deeper understanding of group dynamics, including anxiety-in-groups, and to foster the development of mutual trust and empathy. We are exploring with IGA the possibility of some accreditation towards further IGA-certified training in group analysis for anyone who wishes subsequently to take this exploration further.

About your facilitator

Tim Thomas is a Member of both the IGA and AMED. He was until recently principal group analyst at the Riverside Centre, Hillingdon Hospital and currently conducts groups at Roehampton University, WPF-Therapy and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He has worked with housing departments, social services, training couples counsellors, teachers and managers. He edits the IGA’s journal, and facilitated the recent successful six-week pilot on behalf of AMED.

When and where?


Venue: IGA, Daleham Gardens, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 5BY, http://www.groupanalysis.org.


Proposed dates: Wednesdays, 6.30 - 8.00 pm, October 2015 start - June 2016 end, with a two-week break respectively for the Christmas and Easter vacations.


Cost
£700 (£20 per session) for full AMED Members; £805 (£23 per session) for Networkers and Guests. Full payment in advance.


Payment
After 25 August, Tim will begin contacting everyone who has expressed an interest to discuss the fit between their interests and these sessions. Once places have been confirmed, we'll post information to participants about how payment can be made via Linda Williams at the AMED Office, www.amed.org.uk, E: amedoffice@amed.org.uk; T: 0300 365 1247.


If you would like to know more, or to discuss possibilities, please feel free to contact Tim by 15 September (earlier if possible) via E: tgthomas@btinternet.com.

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